In lack of playing time in Lyon, Romain Faivre asked to be able to leave during this winter transfer window. Lorient agrees with the player, but there is still a problem.
His signing at OL a year ago almost to the day had raised great hopes as he imposed himself in the Brest midfield, but it is clear that Romain Faivre did not impose himself in Lyon. And the replacement of Peter Bosz by Laurent Blanc has not changed the situation, the native of Asnières counting this season less than 300 minutes of playing time in all competitions. It is obvious, while he is still linked until June 2026 with Olympique Lyonnais, Romain Faivre will have to recover his health elsewhere than at Groupama Stadium, even if a definitive transfer is not on today’s agenda. For the past few weeks, we have been talking about the interest of FC Lorient, the Breton club having become the great host of this winter transfer window. But things stagnated, with the player reluctant to agree. However, according to FootMercato, the loan of the 24-year-old midfielder is complicated, when the player finally said “yes” to the president of the Breton club.
Lorient and Lyon stopped on a clause
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On the Hake side, we are indeed ready to pay Romain Faivre’s full salary, which has become a rarity during loans, but it is out of the question to pay any compensation to Olympique Lyonnais for this operation. . A casus belli insofar as the side of the capital of Gaul wants Lorient to demand a paying loan. For the moment, the file is therefore at a standstill, even if it seems certain that the midfielder will leave by the end of January. Romain Faivre having already negotiated a possible future contract with FC Lorient, and given the passage of time, it is hard to see OL being totally inflexible in order to reach an agreement. As for the Hakes, this file is added to others, much more important from a financial point of view.